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Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 7:30pm EDT
there's knives and weapons. and there's also law enforcement. so this environment for me was very, very dangerous, and it wasn't conducive for me in rehabilitation. so you know, that was very -- with my experience, it was very -- a difficult situation for me. >> jody you're the co-founder of a victims rights group it is called the national organization for the victims of lifers. tell me why you started this organization. >> the reason why we started this organization was back in 2006, well, for me personally i woke up on a sunday morning to a news, my sister calling me asking if i had seen the morning newspaper which the headline read, second chances for juvenile offenders or something on that order and had the pictures of the offenders in my county that were convicted of first degree murder. and sentenced to life without parole and it was talking about legislation, movement to give them a second chance. i immediately tried figuring out what that was all about and through that process i came across jennifer jenkins bishop in illinois, mage in california, and we got together as a support
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 2:30am EDT
me and said you can go to college and be different than the environment that you come from. so it's all being a foster parent is being being impactful in a young person's life. >> rick, it's estimated that about 80% of the kids in foster care have serious emotional problems. psychotherapist. >> yes. >> you know, the two of you have disposal. biological songs. >> yes. >> even with all of that, were you prepared for what you faced and are most people equipped to deal with the kinds of kids that they end up taking in? >> unfortunately -- unfortunately, the system ends up confronting reality. we had every advantage. we did have the resources and my wife had the expertise and the patience. we had a greater than environment where we could take multiple kids, all siblings at once. it was very trying in certain circumstances. we had kids pull knives on us. we had kids who were really, really dysfunctional and made it very tough to reach them. but i think that the comment that was just made about showing that love and patience, the people will do that. there are people in the system who are
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